Missouri lags, Illinois nears, Real ID compliance

MISSOURI was late to the party in converting to Real ID standards, so residents should not expect to see many changes in the near future.

Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation last month to bring the state in compliance with the federal law that was passed in 2005. Starting Aug. 28, Missouri will allow people a choice between a Real ID-compliant form of identification or keeping a driver’s license or other ID that doesn’t comply with the federal regulations.

It will be a few months before Missourians get the new ID cards. Applicants must present birth certificates, federal immigration documents, U.S. passports or other highly secure documents to get the secure cards.

Michelle Gleba, communications director for the Missouri Department of Revenue, said Missouri is on track to comply with the Real ID Act but is just getting started on some of the procedures.

“Several other steps will need to be taken over the next 18 months to make Missouri’s driver licenses and nondriver identification cards fully compliant,” Gleba said.

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